10 Signs That Point Towards Cervical Cancer
Here is a list of 10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore
10. Leg Pain
A common occurrence with women who have early stages of cervical cancer is the swelling of the legs and pain all up and down the leg. Women experience leg pain when the cervix swells and restricts blood flow to the legs, causing a feelings of heaviness and soreness. If you haven’t experienced any injury to your leg and are experiencing these symptoms you should contact your doctor.
9. Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal discharge is something that is common and normal if it is in small amounts, clear, and odorless. If something changes like the amount increases dramatically, the smell is off-putting or the color darkens you need to make an appointment with your gynecologist. These onset symptoms can be related to early stages of cervical cancer. It is important to get cervical exams and testing for STD’s annually, or any time you feel the need too.
8. Abnormal Bleeding
Abnormal bleeding is the most obvious and scary symptom that something is wrong and is often connected to cervical cancer. Knowing and tracking your cycles is key to being aware of what’s normal for your body and what’s not. If you are experiencing bleeding in between periods or after menopause you should contact your doctor ASAP. Catching cervical cancer early is the key to beating it so having regular exams is important.
7. Discomforting Urination
Urination should never be painful and if it is, that would be a cause for concern. Common causes are UTI, an STD, or cervical cancer. This symptom will be one of the first you notice because it’s described as acute and stinging. If it isn’t cancer, other urinary infections can spread to the kidney’s if not treated. If you are experiencing ANY discomfort in your urination it may mean the cancer has spread to nearby tissue and it’s best to seek immediate medical attention.
6. Irregular Urination
Irregularities in urination can also be telltale signs that something is wrong. Things to look out for are bloody urine, more frequent urination, and loss of bladder control. Your urinary system is the way your body gets rid of waste from the blood. If your urine is telling you something is wrong, you should listen.